Update from Special Session Week 5

It is now the “crossover” period, when the House and Senate vote on the other chamber’s bills and the work of Special Session is almost finalized. Unfortunately, the Senate voted down or significantly altered positive legislation passed by the House, such as paid...

Update from Special Session Week 3

Last week the House Appropriations Committee heard from Committee members on their proposed amendments to the biennial budget and reported many good bills to the full House of Delegates. Additionally, the stand-alone budget that will fund voter access measures for...

Update from Special Session Week 2

The House of Delegates continued its Special Session work virtually this week. The House Appropriations Committee made substantial progress on both budgets: Not only did we hear testimony on proposed amendments to the regular biennial budget, but the Committee also...

Update from Special Session

I was in Richmond earlier this week for the start of Special Session 2020. Governor Northam called members of the General Assembly into this Special Session to make necessary revisions to Virginia’s biennial budget and to reform our criminal justice system. Since...